The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) has urged Thai people staying in Malaysia and wanting to return to their hometown to come back through legal channels.
A number of Thai workers, mainly from the southern border provinces, have returned to Thailand following the severe COVID-19 situation in Malaysia.
SBPAC Assistant Secretary-General Teerapong Petcharat said that, as for those remaining in Malaysia and wanting to return, they might seek assistance from the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kota Bharu, or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Penang. Those who have no travel documents would also be given assistance, so that they would be able to return back through legal channels.
SBPAC has also coordinated with some companies to find jobs for workers in the deep South, who have been affected by the COVID-19 situation. Recently, it sent a number of workers there to work in industrial plants in Phetchaburi, Songkhla, and Kanchanaburi provinces.
Mr. Teerapong, who is also the SBPAC Spokesperson, said that the Prime Minister was very concerned about the spread of fake news and called for clear communication to provide accurate information and create better understanding on various issues among the people.
He said that SBPAC is also preparing activities to create better understanding with the international community about the development of the southern border provinces and the tackling of problems in the deep South.
In these activities, young people in the southern border provinces will be encouraged to join in the campaigns to help disseminate positive information about the southern situation.